Sunday, January 29, 2012

Kindle Case and Coasters

As I have said before-I LOVE MY KINDLE =)
But now I have this AWESOME carrying case Sis-In-Law made me =)
I can tote my Kindle in it, plus store my iPod Touch and iPhone when moving around.

The strap is long enough to go across my body.

She also made one for my Mom's Kindle Touch =)

I have been trying out new patterns myself and made 2 circular coasters!
One is flat...the other one is wavy...I mist have added stitches somewhere...

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Can of Cream

If anyone see's this in stores, unless you are going to use this in one shot, I do NOT recommend this.

What is it, you ask? Let me tell you. It's like Redi Whip with Alcohol.
I thought it would be good on ice cream, hot chocolate, you know that stuff.

And look! It's made right here in Cleveland...

Well, I used it once.
I put it standing up in the cabinet. (this is not to be refrigerated)
Went back to use it a little bit later and it wouldn't come out of the can...
This stuff isn't cheap either.

Hubby emailed the company and this is what they said:

Thank you for your recent CREAM website submission.

We are very sorry to hear your were not satisfied with your recent purchase of our product CREAM. It seems as if the propellant has been expelled from the can without any product, causing the product that is still remaining in the can to come out runny or not at all. This may happen if the can is not shaken vigorously before each use, especially before opening , which will not allow the contents to mix properly. This issue may also be cause by the canister not being held completely upside down when dispensing, which will release a large amount of air without product, leaving unused product still in the can. Also, make sure to rinse nozzle tip before storage , this will help ensure product will not harden in the tip and allow air to escape.

It is extremely hard to determine which scenario caused the malfunction of the product. To help I have attached some frequently asked questions and answers to hopefully prevent this issue from occurring in the future.

Please feel free to contact us anytime if you have any further questions.

A FAQ to use a can of WHIPPED CREAM???
I could have fell out!
I'll stick to my Godiva from now on thanks.
It's easier to use, lol.
I HIGHLY recommend GODIVA. =)
Cream...not so much...

Saturday, January 21, 2012

New Taste of Home Cookie Book

I hope any cookie bakers out there were able to grab this mag.
I get it every year and it is always enjoyable!
I didn't make a ton of new recipes this Christmas-I made 3 from this book.

This was a chocolate cookie called Fudgy Cocoa Drops pg 29-Yield 1 dozen....I thought it was a typo
 but all of the dough fit in a cereal bowl.
These were yummy.

The recipe: Fudgy Cocoa Drops


•1/4 cup butter, softened

•1/2 cup sugar

•4-1/2 teaspoons 2% milk

•3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

•3/4 cup all-purpose flour

•1/4 cup baking cocoa

•1/2 teaspoon baking powder

•1/8 teaspoon baking soda

•1/8 teaspoon salt

•2 teaspoons ground almonds


•In a small bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in milk and vanilla. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in almonds. Cover and refrigerate for 10 minutes.

• Roll dough into 12 balls. Place 2 in. apart on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 13-18 minutes or until set and tops are cracked. Cool for 2 minutes before removing to a wire rack. Yield: 1 dozen.

Nutritional Facts 1 cookie equals 103 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 94 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.

This is a big =(
This was a cinnamon cookie recipe called Cinnamon Stars, pg 9.
As you can see-I didn't make stars. I tried to but it was not working out.

Here is the before:

Here is the after...

this is after the after....

they smelled good...I don't know what happened.

Cinnamon Stars Recipe


•1 cup butter, softened

•2 cups sugar

•2 eggs

•2-3/4 cups all-purpose flour

•1/3 cup ground cinnamon


•In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine flour and cinnamon; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until easy to handle.

• On a lightly floured surface, roll out to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut with a 2-1/2-in. star-shaped cookie cutter dipped in flour. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.

• Bake at 350° for 15-18 minutes or until edges are firm and bottom of cookies are lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: 5 dozen.

Nutritional Facts 1 serving (1 each) equals 78 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 15 mg cholesterol, 33 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

This was a drop sugar cookie called Santa's Sugar Cookies.

They were good-not very sweet tho. Pop's enjoyed them-he's "not a big sweet's eater"...

The recipe: Santa's Sugar Cookies
**I did not dip these or decorate them**


•1 cup shortening

•1-1/2 cups sugar

•2 eggs

•1 teaspoon vanilla extract

•2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour

•1 teaspoon cream of tartar

•Dash salt

•1 package (11-1/2 ounces) milk chocolate chips, melted

•14 peppermint candies, crushed


•In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine the flour, cream of tartar and salt; add to creamed mixture and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or until firm.

• Shape dough into 3/4-in. balls. Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.

• Dip one end of each cookie into melted chocolate; sprinkle with crushed peppermint. Place on waxed paper; let stand until set. Yield: 4 dozen.

Nutritional Facts 1 cookie equals 128 calories, 6 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 12 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Ice Show and Terminal Tower

In November Q and I went to the Q to watch the Scott Hamilton Ice show.
I got awesome seats from work-SEE:

I thought this was a cool light display on the ice:

The Terminal Tower in Downtown Cleveland was lit up from October-December in
an array of color. Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness, Purple for Domestic Violence awareness,
Blue and also Red & Green striped for Christmas.

This was what it looked like at the ice show-Purple.


Purple again...

If you Google the Terminal Tower and click images you can see some other displays.
My fav was when it was RED and GREEN for Christmas!! =)
I'll have to see if I have any clear pics of that.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Happy New Year-Finally

Hi All!!!

Sorry it's been so long! I have to get back on my Blogger routine =)

I hope all of you had a WONDERFUL Holiday season!!

Be on the lookout for new posts soon! (hopefully hahaha)

Happy 2012!!!

Sunday, January 15, 2012


I just wanted to share how good this

We have it occasionally in Milk Shakes and Hot Chocolate...

Pay no attention to how much is in the bottle.....